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archduchy

[ahrch-duhch-ee] /ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ i/
noun, plural archduchies.
1.
the domain of an archduke or an archduchess.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; arch-1 + duchy, modeled on French archeduché (now archiduché)
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archduchy

/ˈɑːtʃˈdʌtʃɪ/
noun (pl) -duchies
1.
the territory ruled by an archduke or archduchess
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